Information sharing to safeguard children: Guidance

The Welsh Government has published non-statutory guidance for practitioners working across agencies describing their duties and responsibilities to share information to safeguard children, and to support them in understanding the conditions under which information may be shared. The guidance is also relevant to parents, carers and families.Information sharing to safeguard children: Guidance

Homeless children

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on the numbers of children growing up in homeless families. Analysis of data to create national estimates of the numbers of children living in temporary accommodation for extended periods suggests that there could be more than 210,000 homeless children in England including more than 120,000 children who are officially homeless and living in temporary accommodation and over 90,000 children in sofa surfing families. 

Source: Children’s Commissioner for England Date: 21 August 2019


Further information: Bleak houses: tackling the crisis of family homelessness in England (PDF)